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This Jeep Wrangler by Lego would look good on your shelf

Because maybe you still can’t afford the real thing

Even if you don't play with this, it would look good as a static display. PHOTO FROM JEEP

If you’re an adult now, chances are you had fun with Lego toys as a kid. Back then, the playthings were simple and innocent—meant primarily to teach you how to imagine and be creative. And now that you’re mature and financially independent, the Danish toymaker continues to roll out stuff that still takes your fancy.

Take, for example, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon replica you see here.

Both father and son will enjoy this detailed Jeep Wrangler model. PHOTO FROM JEEP

The 665-piece model is the latest automotive product from the Lego Technic line. And it’s not the usual toy you put together by assembling boring bricks. This item features, among other things, a button-operated steering system, an articulating front axle, rugged tires and what looks like a functional winch.

“Ask Jeep Wrangler owners and they’ll tell you that their vehicle is just a bigger version of this new Lego set,” says Mark Allen, Jeep’s design chief. “The design of the Wrangler allows them to take it apart, top off, doors off, reconfigure it, add new pieces from our Mopar team, and then put it back together again. This should bring a new level of joy to Jeep enthusiasts and help inspire future designers to the brand.”

Just look at how the front axle is capable of articulating. We drool. PHOTO FROM JEEP

We wish we could buy this for Christmas, but Lego will only release this globally on January 1, 2021. We don’t know how much it will sell at local stores, but the quoted price in the press release is $49.99 (or P2,400, which we’re sure is an unrealistic figure in our market). Whatever the amount, we think this toy is going to be worth every cent.

Remind yourself to get one next month.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.